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A Dump Truck for the 21st Century
For more than a century “tipper” trucks—so called for their ability to lift their cargo beds at an angle that allows their contents to empty without manual intervention—have helped construction crews haul heavy building materials, including tons of asphalt and gravel at a time. The typical model of tipper seen on construction sites worldwide is the dump truck, which uses a hydraulic lift to raise one end of its cargo bed high into the air while its contents slide out of the back or to the side. Munich-based truck maker F.X. Meiller GmbH & Co KG has seen the future of construction hauling, and it is a sleek all-wheel drive tipper capable of dumping on all four directions.
Chinese transportation designer Haishan Deng created a series of concept drawings depicting what Meiller’s new “super tipper” truck in action that won him a 2007 red dot award for product design from Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, an institution formed in 1955 to promote industrial design aesthetics. Inspired by the movement of quadruped animals, Deng designed the super tipper with independent suspension arms that absorb uneven terrain better than conventional dump trucks.
No word yet on when Meiller plans to build these tippers or how much they will cost, but Deng says the truck’s six engines and battery system will be the priciest parts. A scaled-down prototype is scheduled to be on display May 17-20 in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Dumper trucks also known as tipper trucks are widely used across the construction and mining industry for the handling of heavy materials. These trucks are equipped with an open-box hinged at the rear which can be put in use for handling and dumping of materials.
The market for truck dumper is expected to show a nominal growth on account of the constantly growing construction and mining industry around the globe. Rapid urbanization and industrialization have led to a boom in the construction activities especially across the developing economies of the world such as India, China, and Brazil among others. Furthermore, the booming infrastructural development in various economies of the world due the impressive economic growth has led to the development and up-gradation of the commercial infrastructure as well, which in turn is projected to augment the demand for dumper trucks. The growing demand for minerals has also led to an upsurge in the activities across the mining sector globally, thus, a significant growth in the investments in the mining sector in the major developing economies is further widening up the opportunities for the manufacturers over the next five years. Additionally, the constant participation by the major manufacturers operating under the market are playing a significant role in shaping up the global dumper truck market growth throughout the forecast period. Major players are heavily investing in R&D and are further launching new vehicles with advanced features to meet the growing requirements of the end-users.
However, the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease is projected to negatively impact the growth during the short run as the temporary halt in the construction activities has led to a decline in the demand by the end-users. Also, the temporary suspension of manufacturing activities across the automotive sector due to a decline in demand is also inhibiting the market growth during a short period of six to eight months. Also, the longer average lifespan of these trucks coupled with the growing acceptance of pre-owned fleet are also considered to be some of the major factors that are expected to hamper the demand for the new fleet by the fleet owners as well, thereby expiated to negatively impact the market growth in the coming years.
Booming Investments in Infrastructure Development Is Driving the Growth
Infrastructure is considered as one of the most essential areas where truck dumper parts are used widely either for waste handling or material handling. Impressive economic growth in several countries around the globe has led the government to take various initiatives to the development of commercial infrastructure. Thus, an increase in the number of construction projects globally will bolster the demand for dumper trucks during the next five years. In the major emerging economies such as India and China urbanization and industrialization have led to an upsurge in the construction activities. According to the statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,the infrastructure investment in road, rail, and air have increased significantly over the past years in the world’s fastest-growing economies, India and China.
The above figure represents the infrastructure spending in India and China which covers the spending done on new transport construction and also the improvement of the existing transport infrastructure. Thus, a significant increase in the construction of transport infrastructure is also playing a major role in widening up the opportunities for the key market players during the next five years as investments in the infrastructure represents a significant growth of the transport industry as it requires the construction of new roads, highways, airports, and others.
Participation by Market Players
The global dumper truck market is poised to witness a decent growth on account of the constant participation by the major players of the market in partnerships, R&D, mergers, and acquisitions for the expansion of their market share during the next five years. Players are also launching new vehicles with advanced features to cater to the growing end-use requirements, which is also positively impacting the growth during the next five years. For instance, recently in June 2020, Ashok Leyland, an Indian automobile company announced the launch of a new range of trucks with BS-VI compliances that also included tipper trucks. Similarly, in September 2018, SML Isuzu Limited, leading commercial vehicle manufacturer announced the launch of its three new heavy-duty carriers Samrat GS tipper in the construction segment, and two trucks, Samrat GS HD19 and Sartaj GS turbo-CNG for commodity transportation. Furthermore, in March 2018, Ashok Leyland also announced a launch of three major trucks in the heavy-duty multi-axle range which included tipper trucks also. Similarly, in January 2018, Tata Motors announced its global expansion plans by announcing the launch of a range of trucks with an aim to tap the road construction and mining sector. Moreover, in January 2017, Man Trucks announced the launch of its new fuel-efficient CLA EVO 25.300, 6×4, BS 3, tipper truck.
The global ordinary rear truck dumper has been segmented on the basis of type, end-user industry, and geography. On the basis of type, the classification has been done into articulated and rigid. By the end-user industry, the market has been segmented on the basis of mining and construction. Geographically, the market has been distributed into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Mining to Show a Healthy Growth
By the end-user industry, the mining sector is anticipated to witness a decent growth throughout the forecast period due to the growing investments in the mining sector globally. The growing demand for mineral fuels, iron, and other industrial minerals has been on the verge of increase for many years. According to the report from the International Organizing Committee for the World Mining Congresses, the world mining production reached 16.9 billion metric tons by 2016 from 11.3 billion metric tons in 2000.
Dump trucks are heavy machinery used to transport large volumes of loose materials such as dirt, sand, ores, gravel, and demolition waste across mining, civil or major construction sites. If your next construction or mining project requires the transportation of loose material, chances are you’re going to need a dump truck. The two most popular dump trucks for hire include rigid rear dump trucks and articulated dump trucks.
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What dump truck do I need?
Dump trucks come in an assortment of types and configurations, with each designed for use across a variety of different applications, so picking the right one for your project or operation is important. Popular applications include using articulated dump trucks for civil and mining operations, rigid rear dump trucks for use in tandem with hydraulic excavators in mining, fully automatic side truck dumper and front tippers for use in compact or low capacity operations, track mounted dump truck for operations that require work on sandy, bog, dirt, snow, or muddy terrain, hi rail dump truck for use in railway projects, and underground dump truck for use in both hard-rock and soft-rock underground mining and tunnel construction projects.
Dump trucks are typically filled with dirt, sand or minerals by another machine where it then transports and dumps its load at a specified location. As such, the key feature of a dump truck is the dump box which is powered by hydraulics, allowing operators to lift and tip loads. In layman terms, hydraulic hoist systems are used to lift the dump box when it needs to be emptied.
Articulated dump trucks (which are hinged between the cab and the dump box) are hugely prolific in the civil and mining industries. Articulated dump trucks are large, heavy-duty dump trucks that are used off-road to transport bulk loads across rough terrains. Moxy Engineering is a popular manufacturer of articulated dump trucks, over time many in the earthmoving industry have grown to use the generic term ‘Moxy truck’ to describe the articulated dump truck.
Typically Moxy dump trucks have an all-wheel drive and when steering the machine, the operator will pivot the front cab section in relation to the dump box rear by using hydraulic rams. This allows its wheels to follow the same course and make a Moxy truck an ideal off-road vehicle.
Articulated dump trucks are also excellent for major projects with a degree of limited space, due to their smaller turning circle. If you need to haul bulk materials from A to B for your next sub division, civil or mining project, consider one of iSeekplant’s numerous articulated dump truck hire suppliers. There’s a wide range of articulated dump trucks for hire from 10 tonne to 40+ tonne capacity.